JFS Seeks a Part-Time Driver for Project 5

August 1, 2020


JFS Board Chair and Volunteer Scott Hollander Drives a Project 5 Passenger

Part-Time Driver(s) for Project 5 Program
Available Immediately (Aug. 2020)

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Part-time driver(s) sought to support Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York Project 5 program. Inspired by the 5th Commandment, honor thy father and mother, Project 5 provides rides throughout the Capital Region for Jewish seniors who are no longer able to drive or have limited driving capabilities, but are able to walk, or use a cane or walker. Candidates must be patient, compassionate, understanding and appreciate needs of older adults.

Private rides will be to religious services or events, cultural and social events, shopping and errands and occasionally medical and dental appointments. This is the perfect part-time position for someone who loves seniors, wants their work to be meaningful, and enjoy having extra income.

Drivers will be trained by Jewish Family Services staff and will be expected to provide weekly reports to the program coordinator including mileage, time records, and passenger updates. Drivers will be reimbursed for mileage, time driving, and insurance umbrella policy. Hours per week will vary but expected hours are Fridays, 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  This is not an on-call service. Seniors will schedule their rides in advance.

Requirements include:

  • Valid Valid driver’s license
  • Valid automobile insurance policy
  • Valid automobile registration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in providing services to older adults
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with team members and outside agencies and service providers

All potential employees of Jewish Family Services are subject to a criminal background check.

For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter to:

Human Resources
Jewish Family Services
877 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208



Jewish Family Services is a non-sectarian human service organization founded in 1854 with a mission to strengthen individuals, family and community. We provide professional services to assist all individuals and families coping with life challenges and transitions.